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Who’s on the ballot? Party primaries set for Aug. 6

NATCHEZ — Mississippians will go to the polls on Aug. 6 to cast ballots in party primaries for some 15 countywide offices that are up for grabs.

If you will not be in the area on primary election day, you still have time to cast an absentee ballot.

The Circuit Clerk’s office in the Adams County Courthouse at 115 S. Wall St., Natchez, will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday and again on Aug. 3, which is the last day to cast an absentee ballot before the Aug. 6 primaries.

Any necessary primary runoffs will be held Aug. 27.

Voters 65 and older can call the circuit clerk’s office at 601-446-6326 to have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

Mail-in absentee ballots must be delivered to the circuit clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Aug. 5.

Six races — District 1 Adams County Supervisor, Adams County Northern District Constable, Adams County Southern District Constable, Northern District Justice Court Judge, Adams County Coroner and Adams County Prosecuting Attorney — will be decided during the party primary race since all candidates for those positions are running as Democrats.

Also, two positions are uncontested, including the Adams County Surveyor and the Adams County Chancery Clerk.

Here is a list of Candidates who will be on Aug. 6 party primary ballots:

District 1 Adams County supervisor

  • Democrats: Wes Middleton; incumbent Mike Lazarus

District 2 Adams County supervisor

  • Republican: Kevin Wilson.

District 3 Adams County supervisor

  • Democrats: Elizabeth Ann Ford and incumbent Angela Gibson Hutchins

District 4 Adams County supervisor

  • Democrats: Rita Brooks and incumbent James “Rickey” Gray

District 5 Adams County supervisor

  • Democrats: James H. Berry Jr., incumbent Calvin Butler, Warren Gaines Sr. and Kelly Thompson
  • Republican: Cleotha Marsaw

Adams County Sheriff

  • Democrats: Jerry Ford, Tom Grennell, and incumbent Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten

Adams County Northern District Constable

  • Democrats: Deselle “Mody” Davis, incumbent constable Willie B. Jones and Diania Walker

Adams County Southern District Constable

  • Democrats: Randy Freeman and Chris Allen Logan

Southern District Justice Court Judge

  • Democrats: Lee Ford and incumbent Eileen Mary Maher

Northern District Justice Court Judge

  • Democrats: incumbent Patricia F. Dunmore, Eddie Jones, Audrey B. Minor

Adams County Circuit Clerk

  • Democrats: Daye Dearing, Eva “E.J.” Givens, Jennifer “Lady J.” Minor Johnson, Jason Wisner

Adams County Chancery Clerk

  • Democrat: Incumbent Brandi B. Lewis

Adams County Coroner

  • Democrats: Johnathan Hargrave and incumbent James Lee

Adams County Surveyor

  • Republican: Robert Dale Greene

Adams County Tax Assessor

  • Democrats: Larry L. Hughes and Michael Pace

Adams County Tax Collector

  • Democrats: Patricia S. Lozon, Rose Daniel Patterson, Samuel Thomas and Henry Watts

Adams County Prosecuting Attorney

  • Democrats: Carmen Brooks Drake, Lisa J. Chandler and Lydia Roberta Blackmon


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